Practical Insights on eGovernment

What To Do About Uganda’s Social Media and Mobile Money Taxes?

What To Do About Uganda’s Social Media and Mobile Money Taxes?

Published on: Mar 21 2019 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
In July 2018, the Ugandan government instituted a 200 shilling, or about $0.05 per day excise duty on Over-the-Top (OTT) social media and instant messaging services...
DER Senegal: Innovative Government Funding for African Entrepreneurship

DER Senegal: Innovative Government Funding for African Entrepreneurship

Published on: Dec 19 2018 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Most of the coverage of La Délégation Générale à l’Entreprenariat Rapide – “la DER” in Senegal fund has been in French, yet the Rapid Entrepreneurship...
The Evidence that Open Government Data Improves Developing Economies

The Evidence that Open Government Data Improves Developing Economies

Published on: Jun 18 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In 2009, the United States launched the data.gov portal. Since then there has been a rapid increase in the systematic opening of government data around the world....
Which African Governments Spy on Technology Users the Most?

Which African Governments Spy on Technology Users the Most?

Published on: Sep 21 2017 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Governments can legally spy on their residents in many ways, most of them hidden from our purview. However, telecommunications companies, now often a target of...
Printed Receipts are an Underappreciated ICT4Gov Innovation

Printed Receipts are an Underappreciated ICT4Gov Innovation

Published on: Jun 29 2017 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
I often find that the overall transparency of a country can be seen in its retail transactions. The more that transactions are done using clearly marked fixed prices,...
Please RSVP Now: USAID Digital Development Forum Central America

Please RSVP Now: USAID Digital Development Forum Central America

Published on: Apr 28 2016 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please RSVP Now: USAID Digital Development Forum Central America
June 23-24 – San Salvador – RSVP Now Over the past decade, mobile Internet access has rapidly expanded across Central America to cover nearly 90% of...
How DFID Does Development in a Principled Way

How DFID Does Development in a Principled Way

Published on: Apr 27 2016 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
The Washington DC conference ‘Digital Development: from Principle to Practice’ was a great opportunity for organisations to compare how they’re delivering...
Are Government M&E Systems Effectively Robust and Coordinated?

Are Government M&E Systems Effectively Robust and Coordinated?

Published on: Feb 15 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Are Government M&E Systems Effectively Robust and Coordinated?
The development community is increasingly interested in institutionalizing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in aid recipient governments as one strategy for...
Introducing DemTools 2.0: Technology to Transform Global Politics

Introducing DemTools 2.0: Technology to Transform Global Politics

Published on: Dec 28 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Introducing DemTools 2.0: Technology to Transform Global Politics
Internet access and powerful communication technologies are spreading around the world at a extraordinary rate, transforming the way citizens live and interact...
4 Ways We Can Do More With Open Government Data

4 Ways We Can Do More With Open Government Data

Published on: Apr 21 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Ways We Can Do More With Open Government Data
I am Nancy McGuire Choi and I really enjoyed the recent “Do More With Data” event with State Department’s Foreign Assistance Resources office,...